Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Career: Presentations

October 15 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
320 A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Career
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Certain Truths Hold True to Your Success
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
AUDIENCE: Students

No slides. No props. No music. Join Mary Odabashian as she shares her perspectives on owning your career, honing your craft, leadership and networking delivered as a slam poem that surely will inspire.

A Tale of Moving Cities, Starting Jobs and Being Pregnant
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
AUDIENCE: Students

We all know it: moving to a new city is hard, same as starting a new job. Add to this finding out that you are pregnant on your first day at work and you could have a recipe for disaster. I want to share my story on how I (barely) managed to overcome a year full of challenges, but also a year full of emotional and personal rewarding moments.

Antidotes for Workplace Paralysis
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
AUDIENCE: Students

Hesitation keeps us feeling paralyzed at work and the belief that we must tackle our challenges alone prevents us from reaching out. Defensiveness stands in the way of seeking feedback and constructive criticism. In the nerdiest talk ever, we’ll examine the use of graphs, optimization heuristics, and social science to re-frame our thoughts and eliminate these hesitations and assumptions.

Enter Engineering at Any Age
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
AUDIENCE: Students

The Tech industry is booming and opportunities are plentiful, especially for people who started programming before they could talk. Unfortunately, most of us didn’t.

It is possible to successfully break into Engineering later in life - speaker Paddy Estridge, who made the transition from technophobe to Software Engineer at Betterment in 18 months, will offer practical advice, learnings, and the biggest challenges encountered on the road to becoming a developer.